Brean Down Farm

The Champion and Hawkings families are only recorded as living at the farm for a short amount of time towards the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries up to the tragic death of Jesse Hawkings on the farm in 1917, the farm is important in the memories of… Continue reading


Ethel Champion 1877-1968 married Jesse Hawkings, hence the connection between the two families. The Champion family tree is featured on this website.


The Hawkings family was researched by Denis Hawkings and we hope to add his books to the site with the permission of his son, the Rev Tim Hawkings. Most of the information on these pages comes from his books. Denis found the first mention of a Hawkins (the spelling changes)… Continue reading